The London Oratory Schola has released a new CD with AimHigher Recordings/Sony Classical. Sacred Treasures of England is available from Amazon and iTunes and includes Tye’s Missa Euge Bone as well as Tudor motets by Byrd, Tallis, Parsons, Philips and Sheppard. A feature video of the boys singing one of the tracks from the album can be seen below, recorded in London’s Brompton Oratory.
The London Oratory Junior Choir will be touring Venice this coming October singing two Masses and a Concert. See the poster for details:
The Schola Cantorum of The London Oratory School will give a performance of J.S. Bach’s B minor Mass at the London Oratory on Wednesday 16 November 2016 at 7pm. The Schola, directed by Charles Cole, will be accompanied by the St Cecilia Players. The performance is generously sponsored by Rawlinson & Hunter and Maecenas. Tickets priced £20 (£10 concessions) will be available on the door and in advance from email@example.com.
The final concert of the Palestine Choral Festival took place last night at Dar Annadwa in Bethlehem, Palestine. Photographs include part of the massed children’s choir rehearsal, the pre-concert performance by Brass for Peace on the roof terrace and the concert itself. The following artists and groups performed: The Choir of London and Choir of London Instrumental Ensemble, The Australian Voices, Open House Ensemble, Amwaj Choir School (Bethlehem), Amwaj Choir School (Hebron), Bethlehem University Choir, Bethlehem Academy Junior Choir, Bethlehem Academy Choir (BACH), Bethlehem Quintet, College des Freres Choir (Bethlehem), St Catherine’s Custody Choir of the Holy Land (Bethlehem), Sounds of Palestine (Bethlehem), Lina Sleibi (Soprano) and Dima Bawab (Soprano).
The Choir of London Bursary Scheme gives young Palestinian musicians the chance to visit the UK for a short period of study, based around a residential music course with young British musicians, followed by a residency in London playing with Choir of London musicians, and ending with a showcase concert.
This year the Palestine Choral Festival has brought together several young Palestinian musicians who have traveled to London to participate in the Bursary Scheme since 2008. Earlier today, (photos below) they performed a programme of chamber music (Brahms Sextet, Hummel Septet, Strauss Metamorphosen) at the The Edward Said National Conservatory of Music in Beit Sahour, Palestine.